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NHS 'must do better' on baby deaths and brain injuries sustained during childbirth

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said that the NHS in England has to improve its performance and learn better from its mistakes, to help to reduce the number of injuries and baby deaths suffered in childbirth.

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Hospitals Failing to Address Serious Safety Risks, Warns NHS Director

NHS Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, told The Sunday Telegraph on 28 October 2017 that many hospitals are failing to deal with serious safety issues, which could lead to patient injuries and fatalities. This is the first time someone in Sir Bruce’s position has spoken publically on this matter.

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Health Forum Seminar

I recently attended a Westminster Health Forum Seminar in London. The key topic of the Seminar was the future funding of the NHS and how the cost of clinical negligence claims is too high and therefore causing pressure upon the NHS and the services they can offer.

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Victims of Disgraced Cancer Surgeon Call for Public Enquiry After Receiving £37 Million in Compensation

The victims of Ian Paterson, the disgraced cancer surgeon, called earlier this week for a public enquiry to review how private doctors are regulated. The move comes after a High Court judge awarded a £37 million compensation package to the hundreds of people who suffered because of Paterson.

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Recent BBC Panorama Programme Highlights inefficiencies in Hospital Care

It was recently reported this month on the BBC’s Panorama programme that there are wide spread inefficiencies in dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in multiple English hospital trusts. In some hospitals, the investigation found that staff are not picking up the early symptoms of sepsis in almost half of patients.

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